CANON Kenyon Wright, one of the founding fathers of devolution, has warned MPs against trying to dictate the terms of the SNP Government's planned independence referendum.
The former chairman of the Scottish Constitutional Convention said veiled legal threats over the historic poll were "unwise" and would play into the Nationalists' hands.
Citing the Convention's guiding principle – that the Scottish people have a sovereign right to choose their own form of government – Canon Wright added: "I have a word of caution for Westminster. If the Union's unwritten constitutional claim to have the last word is so inflexible that it proves incapable of recognising Scotland's constitutional claim, then you are in effect saying that the only way in which Scotland's people can be sovereign, is by independence.
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